Doug Dickson, Residential Life and Administrative Coaching
Doug Dickson has worked for over 30 years as a practitioner and through his work with TABS, he has led workshops for hundreds of professionals in residential life issues. After graduating from Middlebury College, Doug began his career at St. Paul’s School in Concord NH as a triple threat math teacher, dorm parent, and three sport coach. He continued to work in all three areas through his 26 years at St. Paul’s while taking on other responsibilities including athletic director, dean of students and eventually as Vice Rector for Student Life. In this last role, Doug was responsible for all aspects of student life at St. Paul’s. In 2008, Doug moved to the warmer climes of Austin, TX to assume the role of Head of the Upper School at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. At St. Stephen’s a day/boarding school, Doug is responsible for the day-to-day operation of an Upper School of nearly 500 students including a boarding population of almost 200.
For the last decade, Doug has led workshops with TABS, written articles for Independent School magazine, consulted at numerous school throughout the United States and internationally, offering residential evaluations, workshops, and talks to numerous schools. Doug joined the Durango Institue in 2011.